GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.—On the first day of early voting in Colorado, Democrats were caught attempting to bribe voters with free t-shirts and pizza at the CSU Fort Collins early voting location. The operatives also posted campaign signs in and near the polling place.
“Our democratic process hinges upon the integrity of our elections,” Colorado Republican Party Chairman Ryan Call said. “The Democrats’ clear disregard for the rules governing Colorado’s electoral process is a severe oversight that needs to be addressed.”
Democrat operatives offered people free t-shirts and pizza in exchange for voting, posted signs paid for by the Democrat National Committee inside and within 100 feet of the polling location, displayed a large Obama for America banner just outside the polling place’s entrance, and deliberately covered up ‘paid for by’ disclaimers on materials they posted, violating both federal and state election laws.
When alerted of the violations, the attending election judge refused to enforce the law, claiming the Democrat operatives were in a “free-speech zone,” and that, “free speech trumps poll rules.”
In response to today’s incident, the Colorado Republican Party is filing an official letter of complaint with the Larimer County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, requesting that the clerk and recorder take immediate steps to ensure that Colorado and federal election law is fully enforced by election judges within the county.
“Election judges need to understand their responsibilities clearly and thoroughly,” Call added. “We can leave no room for doubt in their duty to uphold the law.”